Messin with Doughnuts

What is a guaranteed way to get the attention of police officers?

Mess with the doughnuts.
...Gwinnett authorities said a Lawrenceville man boosted a Krispy Kreme truck from a Dacula gas station last week, making off with untold quantities of glazed goodness and leading a sheriff's deputy on a high-speed chase across the county.

Police said a Krispy Kreme delivery man was dropping off his wares at an Exxon gas station in Dacula at about 10:45 p.m. Thursday. That's when James Freddy Major, 45-year-old alleged doughnut fiend, showed up and fled in the box truck...

Within about five minutes, a sheriff's office K9 unit (and later a few police officers) had located the truck headed toward Interstate 85 on Ga. Highway 316. They tried to pull Major over, but he wasn't having it.

"The vehicle then sped up on the interstate and failed to yield to our visual and audibles signals to pull over," one responding officer wrote. "The suspect vehicle then exited the interstate on the Beaver Ruin Road exit and made a left turn, while running the red light on the top of the exit."

...Driving erratically and leaving the roadway several times, the Krispy Kreme truck eventually made it to Ferrite Loop, a dead-end cul-de-sac near Cruse Road in Lawrenceville.

Major hit a mailbox before trying to flee on foot.

"The suspect ... was apprehended by K9 dog bite and officers on scene placed the suspect under arrest," the incident report said...

I picture the conclusion of this crime scene featuring a dozen uniformed officers volunteering to "inventory" the sugary contents of the doughnut truck--you know just to make certain that none were damaged.

I bet no one even noticed the Starbucks delivery vehicle that had to be sent to the crash scene to offer respite to those poor thirsty officers engaged in doughnut consumption counting.

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Snow days, early school dismissals, sick kids, injured kids, after-school activities, lots of work, etc.--it has been a full week.

Life of a parent, huh?

I hope to get back on track next week with blogging.

I mean after Monday since the kids have that day off from school as well.

Yeehaw!

Have a super weekend everyone.

23 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Sounds like a full plate at your gate and hahaha that is the last thing you ever want to steal.

Rachna Chhabria said...

A doughnut heist, is something I have not heard of.

Miranda Hardy said...

That's hilarious. Don't mess with the donuts!

Have a great weekend, too!

Jess said...

Thanks for the story~ bet those were some happy cops :) And I hear ya on the parent stuff. Our kids have both today and Monday off from school as well, so that makes four kids at home (plus my hubby works from home). Full house and too much snow to kick kids outside :)

Diane Estrella said...

Cuckoo's!!! :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Wishing you a great donut-filled weekend!

Chief Scott Silverii said...

All it took was the proper motivation. Great story, thanks.

messymimi said...

Well, i can understand wanting to shoplift a donut or two, but what made him think he wouldn't stick out like a sore thumb taking that many, and in a big truck that is a moving billboard, too?

Hope you have a great weekend, and have fun with the kids.

Candice said...

Funny article. And I agree with you about the kid's schedules. Sometimes, it seems like Graham's off every other week. Oh that's right, he is! I don't mind though. :)

Maxi said...

Wish I were in on the doughnut bust, Slam. Krispy Kreme is my favorite.
Blessings ~ Maxi

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

Were they warm? That would be a true crime. Being from the north, I'm not a big fan of Krispy Kreme. I much prefer Dunkin Donuts, but if we drive buy and that light is on...whoa nelly... a warm Krispy Kreme! YUM!

A Cuban In London said...

They should have let the poor bugger drive on. He would have died of diabetes! :-)

Greetings from London.

Secret Agent Woman said...

That's really funny.

Hope you have a good long weekend!

BobKat said...

Well, heck, are you sure this Major guy wasn't simply a misguided parent looking to set his kid up with a doughnut stand to support the local police? I'm sure the guy had a good reason, and will plead insanity... and in this case of the burgled doughnuts, I'm certain the judge will agree.

Free doughnuts in the lobby, btw!

carma said...

three day weekends are the best-est

I am assuming the robbers did not read the "wheat belly" book. Now that I've read it I am paranoid every time I eat wheat :D

Bob G. said...

SLamdunk:
You just KNOW that the police WOULD catch this guy (and sample that evidence in the truck...for freshness, mind you).

That K-9 also deserves a nice powdered jelly-filled...'cause he's a Gooooddddd Boyyy!

Stay safe out there.

Ciara said...

I hope you'll be back soon. I saw your post about being gone for a bit. I look forward to your return.

Audrey Allure said...

Must have been really tasty doughnuts, haha.

Jen said...

I'm wondering why anyone would steal a doughnut truck. Crazy. Almost sounds like he wanted to be chased.

lisa said...

Oh my! This made me laugh! Now, back to work.

carma said...

ahem...it's well past March!!

EC Stilson said...

Miss ya. Hope you're doing great :)

Jenny said...

Hey, hope everything is good with you.

I know you have a platterful of life going on right now, but just wanted to say hi.

Don't forget to exhale now and then! ha!